Creative Writing MA

Creative Writing MA

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,600
Domestic tuition: £5,300

Program overview

The Creative Writing MA is a practice led programme with taught modules and extended projects, giving students the chance to develop their writing in chosen areas, or experiment with new forms and genres. Students will follow craft and writing industry focused modules, and have the chance to explore other specialisms via a module audit, or a carry out a negotiated project driven by their own interests. There are modules in research skills for writers, which help students shape and grow their projects and give them a theoretical basis to discuss and conceptualise their own work. Towards the end of the course, students have the chance to carry out an extended piece of creative work independently, with tutor guidance and feedback.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Typical entry requirements You will be asked for a sample of creative work and a personal statement. Recent graduates should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree, although we welcome students without a degree who can evidence an ongoing writing practice. If you have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. International students If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6 overall with 5.5 in each band or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Career opportunities

Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD research.They may also find publication or production opportunities for their writing, or may also choose to publish, crowdfund or perform their work independently. Many writers create their own portfolio career, with activities and self-employment in a number of areas.